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Timothy P. Knight
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  • "Since 2007 there have been no raises and people are getting laid off left and right(in 16 reviews)

  • "Some upper management have little to no people manager experience(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A fast track to nowhere"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The people (before they were all laid off) put their heart and soul into this operation. Health insurance was good.

    Cons

    Low pay, constantly expanding work load with irrational demands, abusive leadership, low to no raises and zero direction from management. It’s a rodeo no one can seem to figure out how to properly run or capitalize on.

    Advice to Management

    In an industry where demand for a product is continuing to decrease, it makes sense that this ship is sinking. However, go quality over quantity and pay the people who remain more decently. Give them a reason to want to show up every day instead of just threatening them that “someone else would love their job if they’re not satisfied with it.” Don’t overwhelm your staffers with the impossible task of reporting and writing...

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    Tribune Publishing2018-08-18

    Tribune Publishing Response

    August 29, 2018Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and service. Although many are focused on the challenges of our industry, our organization remains committed to become a digital company in a quickly evolving news industry. Our management team recognizes that our employees are critical to our continuing ...

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  2. Helpful (12)

    "Lack of Direction, Layoffs, and Idiocy Run Amok"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice office. There is a benefits package. Good work/life balance, mostly. Easy to network (although beware that the people you network with may be laid off or be extremely passive aggressive towards you in an effort to make you so unhappy with your job that you quit so there is less competition). If you get laid off, there's a chance one can get re-hired and negotiate huge benefits that leave teammates incensed that they're...

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    Cons

    Unless you desperately need a job, do not work here. Here's why: Upper management is so conceited (read: deluded) as to go so far to think that they are the saviors of journalism when they have no clear understanding what it's about that their egoism is laughable. Middle and upper management provide no guidance or vision or strategy yet act surprised when campaigns don't perform well. Poor vendors sabotage campaign performance...

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    Advice to Management

    Get out of Michael Ferro's and Justin Dearborn's pockets!!! Begin seeing people as people rather than "business units" that are easily laid off. Yes, you run a business, but instead of randomly selecting teams to lay off, have a strategy that rewards people who have stayed with the company in spite of such poor company management. PS why would you employ an expensive vendor when you can create an in-house team? You underpay...

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    Tribune Publishing2018-08-02

    Tribune Publishing Response

    August 20, 2018Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and service. Although many are focused on the challenges of our industry, our organization remains committed to becoming a digital company in a quickly evolving news industry.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Vacation, health and commuting benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad work-life balance, corrupt management, unethical business practices.

    Tribune Publishing2018-07-26

    Tribune Publishing Response

    August 8, 2018Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Our performance achievement process encourages ongoing conversation between employees and their manager surrounding areas of desired career growth. We apply consistent and market-competitive compensation practices so we may attract, reward and retain high-performing ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "pay sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Liked coworkers, good enough location

    Cons

    Lack of resources, low pay

    Tribune Publishing2018-05-03

    Tribune Publishing Response

    May 22, 2018Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your service and your feedback. As an organization, we are committed to creating a performance-based culture that engages and develops our employees, while driving operational results for the company. We apply consistent and market-competitive compensation practices ...

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "If I Could Give Zero Stars I Would"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Advertising in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Terrible products to sell. Clueless management. Mindless and repetitive tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business before it goes under.

    Tribune Publishing2017-12-05

    Tribune Publishing Response

    December 22, 2017Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We strive to create an environment where all employees can take pride in their work, engage in meaningful conversations with their colleagues, and be accountable for results. While many are focused on the challenges the industry faces, we believe tronc ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, nice sized teams

    Cons

    -Low pay -No raises in the past ~5 years (maybe more) -Room for advancement is decreasing -Very little respect to the employees -NOT EVEN FREE COFFEE

    Advice to Management

    Show that you care about your employees. Actually listen to them. Also, give them a living wage so they don't have to live pay check to pay check. Especially when they work 40+ hours a week for a "Prestigious media company".

    Tribune Publishing2017-11-08

    Tribune Publishing Response

    December 5, 2017Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging our flexible time off policy. We are committed to creating a performance-based culture that engages and develops our employees, while driving operational results for the company. Our management team believes all our employees ...

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  7. "Inbound Advertising Rep"

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    Former Employee - Inbound Advertising Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Laid back; easygoing environment; really easy work

    Cons

    Incompetent coworkers; extremely low pay; highest performing rep earned $1000 bonus when I first started in 2015, by 2016 the highest performing rep's bonus was a $100 gift card; terrible management-- the people who ran my dept. didn't even know the names of their highest performers and kept their employees in the dark on every piece of information

    Tribune Publishing2017-08-10
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Run for the hills!"

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    Current Employee - Custom Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tribune Publishing full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The ability to from home when need to..

    Cons

    Benefits getting expensive, low pay, no raises, no bonuses, no room for growth, lots of lay offs. They don't care about their employees, they get rid of people and pile their work on you, they overwork and under pay you.

    Tribune Publishing2016-06-27
  9. "Great Intern experience"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      I have been working at Tribune Publishing

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, great team, respectful atmosphere

      Cons

      Low pay, unorganized intern program

      Tribune Publishing2016-04-25
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